David Morgan Evans

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David Evans
Personal information
Full name David Morgan Evans
Born 21 April 1911
Glynneath, Wales
Died 24 May 1941 (aged 30)
Denmark Strait
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forwards
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1933–≤33 Glynneath RFC
≤1933–≥34 Neath RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1936–≥36 Huddersfield
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1936 Wales 2

David Morgan Evans (21 April 1911 — 24 May 1941 (aged 30)) born in Glynneath, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, playing club level rugby league (RU) for Glynneath RFC, and Neath RFC, as a Forward, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, he died in the Denmark Strait.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

David Evans had an unproductive trial for Wales (RU), but won caps for Wales (RL) while at Huddersfield in the 3-2 victory over England at Taff Vale Park, Pontypridd, on Saturday 7 November, and in the 9-3 victory over France at Stade de Paris on Sunday 6 December 1936.[1]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

David Evans Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Huddersfield's 18–10 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1938 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 22 October 1938.


David Evans joined the Royal Navy as a stoker 2nd Class during World War II, and died when HMS Hood was sunk in the Battle of the Denmark Strait by the German battleship Bismarck on Saturday 24 May 1941.[2]


  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Neath Rugby Remembers". neathrugby.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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